Democracy and Law

Democracy and Law

Democratic Renewal

While some peoples are overthrowing dictators in favour of a democratic dream, traditional democracies are facing popular calls for fundamental reform. Representative democracy was widely adopted in the post-industrial revolution era and now the internet era is revealing its flaws. But what could replace it? Before redesigning the system, it is essential to reflect on the foundations of good governance.

Towards a New Legal Framework

The societal contract

Is it not time for society to mature beyond the egocentric concept of individualistic human rights and define a contract of reciprocal responsibilities between society and its individual members? In essence, this would mean that society has a set of responsibilities that define its duty to nurture and care for its individual members and individual members have a set of responsibilities that define their duty to contribute to and live in harmony with society.